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JOYCE, James (1882-1941). Autograph manuscript of the "Circe"episode of Ulysses, a complete working draft with very extensive additions to the dialogue, revisions, word substitutions and other reworkings by Joyce in the left-hand margins of the pages and with additional sections of dialogue,  word lists and other notes written on some versos.  [Paris, July-December 1920].
The Property of A RELATIVE OF JOHN QUINN (1870-1924)
JOYCE, James (1882-1941). Autograph manuscript of the "Circe"episode of Ulysses, a complete working draft with very extensive additions to the dialogue, revisions, word substitutions and other reworkings by Joyce in the left-hand margins of the pages and with additional sections of dialogue, word lists and other notes written on some versos. [Paris, July-December 1920].

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JOYCE, James (1882-1941). Autograph manuscript of the "Circe"episode of Ulysses, a complete working draft with very extensive additions to the dialogue, revisions, word substitutions and other reworkings by Joyce in the left-hand margins of the pages and with additional sections of dialogue, word lists and other notes written on some versos. [Paris, July-December 1920].

38 pages on 27 folios, 390 x 295 mm. (153/8 x 115/8 in.) of two slightly different papers, both cross-ruled like graph paper, closely written in dark ink on 27 rectos, 11 versos with additional dialogue, word lists and other notations by Joyce.

The Quinn Draft of the "Circe" episode constitutes a exceptionally important literary discovery. Lost from sight for 80 years since it was given by Joyce to Quinn, it may well be the most significant Joyce source to come to light in nearly a half century. "Circe," the longest of the 18 episodes, comprises nearly a fifth of Ulysses, and, in the words of Joyce scholar Phillip D. Herring, "is the apex of Ulysses, the episode toward which all the early action points and from which the remainder is suspended." The Quinn Draft is an intermediate stage of the text: more fully developed and more elaborated than the earliest known draft workbook, but it is less fully realized than the version in the Rosenbach manuscript. This important transitional draft enables us to trace the evolutionary process by which Joyce shaped, reshaped and moulded "Circe," from his first sketchy and nebulous notes to the highly elaborated version published in 1922. The Quinn draft is hitherto unstudied by scholars and editors, and it is certain that careful study will yield new insights into Joyce's creative methods in the genesis of this key episode.

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